Video: Top 25 high school basketball rankings
Jordan Divens breaks down this week's movement.
As the 2019-20 high school basketball season hits the stretch run upsets continue to shake up the Top 25 rankings and the GEICO Nationals picture comes into greater focus.
Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.) was recently ruled eligible to compete in GEICO Nationals by its state association, meaning the Cavaliers likely will be Big Apple bound if they can win a fourth consecutive state title.
Texas features three teams in the Top 25 this week, as Lancaster enters the rankings for the first team this season to join Duncanville and Westlake (Austin).
Minnesota has a pair of teams in the rankings this week also as unbeaten Eden Prairie jumps into the Top 25 ahead of its Tuesday showdown with No. 6 Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis).
MaxPreps Top 25 Boys Basketball Rankings
1. (Last week 1) Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), 25-0
Regular season complete. The Eagles are expected to be the top seed in GEICO Nationals.
Opened state tournament play with a dominant 76-41 victory over Discovery (Lawrenceville). The Rams draw Pebblebrook (Mableton) on Wednesday, with a trip to the GHSA Class AAAAAAA state quarterfinals for the winner.
The Cavaliers begin their quest for
a fourth consecutive state title and enter postseason play riding a 54-game winning streak against in-state opponents.
5. (7) Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 23-2
Regular season play concludes with a pair of contests against The Rock (Gainesville, Fla.) on Feb. 21 and Potter's House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.) on Feb. 22. The Hawks then compete in the NACA national championship tournament.
A challenging week awaits the Red Hawks as they host unbeaten Eden Prairie on Tuesday and DeLaSalle (Minneapolis) on Saturday.
7. (9) Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.), 20-3
Two regular season games remain as the Buffaloes appear to be in strong position for their second consecutive GEICO Nationals invitation. This week they host Universal Academy (Irving, Texas) on Friday.
8. (10) Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), 35-3
Although the Warriors slipped up twice in recent weeks, an impressive national resume includes titles at the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions and 'Iolani Classic.
Lost 74-65 to No. 22 Paul VI, the first WCAC loss for the Stags. They open WCAC tournament play with the winner of Bishop O'Connell-Bishop Ireton in Saturday's quarterfinals.
The Crew move back into the Top 10 and face Minnesota Prep Academy (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) in an intriguing Saturday matchup. This talented group has no room for error down the stretch in their quest for the program's first GEICO Nationals bid.
Picked up a quality 55-48 road win over Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.) over the weekend. The Lakers remain on the bubble of earning their fifth consecutive GEICO Nationals invite.
Avenged the lone conference loss with a 73-69 win over Mount St. Joseph (Baltimore) to grab the Baltimore Catholic League title.
Followed up a signature victory over No. 16 Sierra Canyon with a 68-63 win over Patrick School (Hillside, N.J.). Ohio State signee Zed Key
led the way with 37 points and 16 rebounds.
Close out the regular season this week against a pair of sub-.500 opponents. The Hornets are heavy favorites to capture their fourth consecutive LSHAA Division I state championship.
The quest for a ninth consecutive state title continues Tuesday against Liberty (Henderson, Nev.) in the Desert Region semifinals.
Two-time defending CIF Open Division state champions opened the postseason with a 67-37 win over St. John Bosco (Bellflower) in CIF Southern Section Open Division pool play. The Trailblazers draw St. Anthony (Long Beach) on Feb. 18 and Etiwanda on Feb. 21.
Escaped with a 63-54 overtime win over Wildwood Catholic (North Wildwood, N.J.). Elite freshman D.J. Wagner
took over in the extra period, scoring 10 of his 18 points in overtime.
Closed out regular season play with a 43-point victory over Douglass (Baltimore). The Engineers are heavy favorites to capture their fourth consecutive MPSSAA Class 3A state title.
19. (23) IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), 19-6
Escaped with a 74-69 victory over Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) at the Heartland Classic to close out regular season play. The defending national champions are a long-shot to earn a GEICO Nationals bid.
After opening postseason play with a 66-58 loss to Mater Dei (Santa Ana), the Huskies look to recover this week pool play contests against Harvard-Westlake (Studio City) on Tuesday night and Rancho Christian (Temecula) on Friday.
Slipped up 81-77 against Richardson (Texas), snapping a 44-game winning streak against Lone Star State opponents. The defending UIL Class 6A state champions have one game remaining before beginning postseason play as favorites to repeat.
Although the Panthers suffered their seventh defeat of the season in a 75-72 loss to Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) last week, they recovered with a 74-65 win over previous No. 3 DeMatha.
Jumps into the ranking for the first time prior to their massive in-state showdown Tuesday against No. 6 Minnehaha Academy. A win would launch the Eagles up the national rankings next week.
Finish up regular season play this week against Austin (Texas) on Tuesday night. Their lone loss came against No. 7 Sunrise Christian Academy in November.
The Tigers are overwhelming favorites to capture the UIL Class 5A crown, riding a 28-game winning streak dating back to November.
West Oaks Academy (Orlando, Fla.), Curie (Chicago)